Choose your analogy with care Mr Secretary

“….Yesterday, the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, compared the NHS to obsolete Blockbuster video-rental stores “in the age of Netflix”, presumably demonstrating the need for modernisation in the health service. When pressed on what that really meant, a government spokesperson couldn’t give much detail – the plan is just to “dramatically improve productivity”. Considering Netflix lostContinue reading “Choose your analogy with care Mr Secretary”

The Monday Morning Quote #701

“A rule of thumb: if you don’t care about something, don’t *wang on about not caring about it. Wang on about all the things you do care about instead. Here’s another: if you see people getting enthusiastic and happy about something, then, as long as it’s not positively harmful, don’t tell them it’s s**t. TheContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #701”

The Monday Morning Quote #700

700 of these MMQs, something of a milestone, I shall be changing a few things around over the next month or so, hopefully writing and sharing more here, possibly even doing some renaming, time will tell and, of course, so will truth. I’m repeating some words by Ira Glass that my son shared with meContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #700”

The Monday Morning Quote #695

Two quotes this week, from a piece in the Weekend Financial Times’ Fashion Supplement from the 9th/10th April 2022 in an article titled “Sage and the Scholar” featuring Paul Smith and Priya Ahluwalia. “The industry has changed enormously and it’s a much more crowded and competitive place. To anyone starting out (as a creative) today,Continue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #695”

The Monday Morning Quote #689

He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap. Eccliastes 11:4 Possibly the true inspiration for Nike’s “Just Do It” strapline – although that was coined in 1988 at an advertising agency meeting and attributed to Gary Gilmore‘s last words, “Let’s Do It”. I prefer the biblicalContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #689”